Endothelial metabolism - more complex (III) than previously thought
- J. Andrade
- M. Potente
- Nature Metabolism
- Nat Metab 1 (1): 14-15
The growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) is a bio-energetically demanding process. Surprisingly, the specific role of mitochondria in angiogenesis remains unclear. A study in this issue of Nature Metabolism now demonstrates that mitochondrial respiration is essential for angiogenic growth by controlling endothelial proliferation.